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Is Gaining Clarity Creating Information Fatigue?

Words like equality, diversity, inclusion, environment, social justice, equity, governance, and cultural awareness have become staples in our most recent conversations. We want to be making gains in these areas. In those discussions there are two ideas that...
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Omnichannel communication

Do You Communicate The Plan?

There is nothing more detrimental to an organization than fragmented communication. How can anyone expect to move forward with clarity when you send a cloudy email. Then follow up with a face-to-face exchange where you leave the person...
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Keeping Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza All Year Through

“I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.”  ~Ebenezer Scrooge/Charles Dickens After a very long 2020, it is time for...
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Multifaceted Teams Need Vets

As the global pandemic continues, teams are finding themselves reaching out to global networks to meet demands. As a Veteran, I am excited about the potential for people like myself to apply the skills the military imparts, not...
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Get In the Pot!

I love to cook, and as the weather begins to turn, a big pot of New Orleans style gumbo comes rushing to the front of my mind…just this moment my taste buds went into full on dance mode!...
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Charter Your Own Waters

Since the pandemic, we have all become very familiar with the acronym PPE, known as the personal protective equipment, used by our healthcare workers, first responders, and anybody else in contact with the general public. I invite you...
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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Fresh is best, isn’t it? I was thinking about this while squeezing oranges, wondering if this tasty treat was worth aggravating my carpel tunnel. I was confident the next orange would be the one to fill my glass,...
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Watch OUT You Gonna Get Hit!

What do you do when things go too far? As a leader, you should be aware of your environment and prevent divisiveness at all turns. We all know by now divisiveness intentional or unintentional is detrimental to your...
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Inclusion is Puzzling

During the pandemic, I have been doing  jigsaw puzzles. Each time I sit in front of a puzzle in its many stages of completion I get these thoughts about inclusion. I have discovered that completing a jigsaw puzzle...
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Fight COVID 19 Like a Warrior

COVID 19, has created a worldwide health crisis that has impacted every human on this earth. The novel coronavirus, COVID 19, has pushed the world into a battle with a deadly and literally invisible opponent. When you can’t...
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What Does Remote Empathy Look Like?

The COVID 19 crisis has taught us a lot about ourselves. We have grown used to the structure of an office. We are used to having a place where we do business that is separate from where we...
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Building Trust Needed for Creativity

In a previous blog, I touched on employee burnout. It is difficult to get professional insight and recommendations from an employee who is burned out. Expecting skillful creativity in a cookie-cutter environment can be similarly challenging. Leaders must...
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Create a Place to Work, Not Just a Workplace

Workplace inclusion should include offices that allow all employees to work within their best environment. When you think about optimal work environments, they offer privacy and quiet that allow people to focus on the task at hand. The...
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How is Jumping Off a Cliff Like Work?

My title sounds like the start of a joke, but the way we behave says we take it seriously. Team Building The email comes in. Subject: Offsite Team Building. Your heart jumps a bit. Hooray! A day out...
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Do You Give Yourself Enough Time to Think?

Recently I asked a colleague when the last time she thought was. The question stymied her. In any given moment, she is thinking about any number of things. But that wasn’t what I was asking. I restated my...
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What is Your Busy-ness Costing You?

How long did it take you to find the mistake in the puzzle? It wasn’t hidden, the the* mistake was there in plain sight — you just needed to take the time needed to give finding the mistake...
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I’m the GOAT! What’s In It For Me, Coach?

If someone suggested using a coach – be it career, executive, leadership, communication, or transitional – your first thoughts may be “what’s in it for me?” Although you may have heard of coaching, you’re still not quite sure...
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